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It takes well over 200 people to make the Alpine Classic happen! Some work for only a few days, some for months, but we accommodate over 150 key personnel in Bright and surrounds for up to 4 days during the event week, plus we pay out-of-pocket expenses to our volunteers.
Add to that the costs of food and water for 2,000 riders and 200 staff, making medical support available across the course (which includes a full field hospital set up in Bright), hire of timing gear, portable toilets, coolrooms, on-course and off-course signage, start/finish setup, all the bike racks and other equipment that goes out to the checkpoints, and the setup and equipment for the Bonjour Bright festival.
We hire 16 cars and trucks, 3 buses and there will be at least a dozen motorbikes on course on the day.
We make some significant donations to local groups in return for their help on the day.
Food, Water and qualified traffic marshals are available at designated points around the course. The food is varied and we try to cater for as many different requirements as is reasonable. Water is available in all the towns you pass through and at nominated spots along the course. Limited supplies of supplements are available in Bright, Omeo and Mount Beauty, thanks to Hammer Nutrition, but please use your training experience to make sure you carry any proprietary carbohydrate or electrolyte supplements you require. It is not recommended that you start to use a new supplement on any endurance ride without having first determined the strengths and dilutions which work for you.
In addition to the above, First Aid qualified Motor Cycle Marshals will patrol the course all day and St John’s Ambulances will be at various locations, as well as patrolling the course. We contract Ambulance Victoria to supply more Ambulances, as well as contract local medical personnel to be on standby at Bright, Omeo and Mount Beauty. We also have buses on standby at several locations for emergency use only and a fully staffed Field Hospital available in Bright.
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